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Second half run helps Caledonia knock off 2A top seed Roseau

By NATE GOTLIEB, Special to the Star Tribune, 03/15/19, 8:00PM CDT


The Warriors scored 13 unanswered points to rally from a 10-point deficit in a 65-55 victory over the Rams.

Caledonia guard Kaitlin Conniff (12) drove with the ball around Roseau guard Kacie Borowicz (11) in the first half. Photo: ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com

Caledonia trailed top-seeded Roseau by 10 with 12:17 left in the second half Friday after making just eight shots from the field over the game’s first 23-plus minutes.

The fourth-seeded Warriors went 6-10 from the field over the next 3:43 as part of a 13-0 run that helped them secure the lead for good.

Seniors Ashley Schroeder and Heidi Bolduan each scored four points during the stretch, and eighth-grader Alexis Schroeder hit a three-pointer as Caledonia (26-4) defeated Roseau 65-55 in the Class 2A semifinals at Williams Arena.

“I think we knew that eventually we’d get (the shots) to go in,” Ashley Schroeder said. “When we miss shots, we don’t … get down on ourselves a lot. We just realize we have to get it and get to the boards, instead of outside shots all the time.”

First report

Fourth-seeded Caledonia forced 20 turnovers and went on a 13-0 second-half run as it overcame a poor shooting start and defeated top-seeded Roseau 65-55  in the Class 2A semifinals Friday at Williams Arena.

The Warriors (26-4) trailed 43-33 before the run, which senior guard Ashley Schroeder capped with a layup with 8:35 left in the second half. It came after a first half in which Caledonia shot just 23 percent and made just one basket from the field over the half's final 11:48.

Senior Gabby Hoscheit secured the game for the Warriors with three free throws in the final minute.

Senior Kacie Borowicz led Roseau (29-3) with 28 points to end her career as the Rams all-time leading scorer.

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